Everywhere we look, we are inundated with marketing schemes for quick solutions to health and weight loss – diet pills, fitness gimmicks, fad diets and weight loss surgery; we’re constantly being fed the message of finding the quickest, easiest way to reach the body of our dreams. However enticing these options may be, transformations that happen over a longer time period through the focus on building sustainable habits are much more likely to be successful, rewarding and permanent.
Ultimately, what separates someone looking for a quick fix and someone looking to make a real change is their mindset. You can either have an all-or-nothing mindset or a continuum mindset.
Having an all-or-nothing mindset means that you are either in or out. It means you are in one of two modes: striving forward ruthlessly towards your goals, or you are mindlessly drifting through life, often distracting yourself with things that gratify you in the short-term. If you have an all-or-nothing mindset, you are attempting to sprint a marathon – trying to make as much ground as possible today with no concern for pacing yourself for tomorrow.
Someone with an “all-or-nothing” mindset will likely be:
Having a continuum mindset allows you to see health and wellness as a life-long journey. It recognises that for as long as you are breathing, taking care of your health and fitness will be not only relevant, but important. It becomes about developing a healthy relationship with food, exercise and your own body and mind, while not getting overly caught up in slip-ups here and there. It’s about recognising that it’s a long game and using mistakes as lessons learned for the future.
Cultivating a continuum mindset will lead to:
Living with an all-or-nothing mindset can be restrictive, stressful and anything but helpful. Expanding your perspectives will inspire, encourage and motivate you to become better, and will allow you to live a richer and more vibrant life. Here are some things that you can do today to start expanding your all-or-nothing mindset.
Mindset is a core pillar of Real Fitness Training, and we are constantly reshaping the way our clients think about their health and wellness journey through coaching sessions, seminars, and conversations at the water fountain. No matter where your starting point is, we want to work with you to transform the way you think, look and feel by coaching you every step of the way. If you want to find out more about how you can start your journey with us, get in touch with us here. We look forward to hearing from you.
In health and wellness,